Search Results: "Rich Curtin"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 19, 2012

"A clear boost of maturity from both the series' star and the author; readers will be on the lookout for much more of the deputy sheriff."
Curtin's second mystery (Artifacts of Death, 2011) is a case of coverups and stolen identities in the deserts of Moab, Utah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Perceptive storytelling energized by an admirable protagonist and refined prose."
In the first of the Manny Rivera Mystery series, a collection of rare, valuable Native American pottery leads to deceit and murder. Read full book review >

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OTIS LEE CRENSHAW by Rich Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Where Crenshaw blames society, readers should blame Hall."
It's hard to tell which is dumber: this unfunny satire or the redneck protagonist who narrates it. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU SEEN HER? by Rich Silvers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"Comes up short as a thriller but succeeds as a moving portrait of a husband's insatiable grief."
In Silvers' debut psychological thriller, Jack Logan loses his ethereal, pregnant wife in a car accident but soon discovers that she had more secrets than he ever suspected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Ideal for Chicagoans, both casual and die-hard sports fans, and anyone who wonders, 'What happens when you have a dream and that dream comes true?'"
A fan's engaging yet ultimately melancholy love letter to his beloved team and his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU by A.J. Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Despite its lack of believable characters and events, this slim, nasty thriller is hard to put down."
A student of forensic psychology finds her fiance mauled to death. Did her dogs do it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM DOCTOR TO 
DEFENDANT by Rich Cowin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2007

"An amateurish autobiography of a podiatrist who was damaged-but ultimately not broken-by a series of medical malpractice lawsuits that revealed to him the myriad flaws in the tort system."
This sincere attempt to criticize the United States tort system with regard to medical malpractice is at heart a self-pitying autobiography of a talented and well-meaning podiatrist who was sued for malpractice throughout his medical career in the 1980s and '90s. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2001

"A sermon preached to the choir, this is not a good starting-point for those unfamiliar with Rich and her views—but it may be of some interest to those already attuned to her work."
An uneven collection of occasional pieces by one of America's foremost poets. Read full book review >

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THE HAREM MIDWIFE by Roberta Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The ending's too nice for the guts-and-gore theme of the rest of the book, but the author ties up most loose threads and delivers an enthusiastic effort. This earthy account will please Rich fans."
A midwife in the palace of Sultan Murat III helps a poor Jewish harem girl in Rich's follow-up to The Midwife of Venice (2012). Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE OF VENICE by Roberta Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Overstuffed is an understatement for this heavily researched but lightweight historical adventure."
It's one crisis after another for a 16th-century Italian-Jewish midwife and her merchant husband struggling to be reunited. Read full book review >